Solid performer. ", "Damn! We've given everything we've got to them for so long and nothing's going to come out of it.". "Whoa! My heart goes out to all their hardworking crew," wrote a resident of the province on Twitter Monday. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. I liked Red Robin. “The company’s reassessment of its real estate portfolio remains one of Red Robin’s strategic priorities and is ongoing,” said Caulfield. Red Robin had a tough time getting people in the door and into its booths in 2018. American burger chain Red Robin is closing locations in Canada and fans are crushed. This website uses cookies to personalize your content (including ads), and allows us to analyze our traffic. That's another 300 jobs lost. It'll also result in the loss of some damn good hamburgers, by the sounds of it. All five Red Robin locations in Edmonton will be shut down by Dec. 8, the American burger chain said Monday.

Each store employs around 75 employees, Caulfield said, who were notified in a general termination notice, effective Dec. 15, over the weekend. But I’m not happy about it. Edmonton’s five Red Robin restaurant locations will be closing on Dec. 8, employees were told over the weekend. The company's 12 other Canadian stores, all in B.C., will remain open. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews will be closing its five Alberta restaurants — all located in the Edmonton area —by Dec. 8, employees were told over the weekend. "Many of them have kids, or kids on the way. A welcome email is on its way. Great burgers and fries," wrote another. Employees and management, many of them long-time staff members, were blindsided, the supervisor said. "Red Robin was something we were excited to hit up after moving back to Alberta. American burger chain Red Robin says it will be closing all of its Alberta stores by Dec. 8. comments, Restaurants are boycotting Nova Scotia lobster in support of Indigenous fishers, Nightclub in Canada agrees to close after video shows packed dance floor, Canada's most famous taco restaurant permanently closes, This restaurant in Canada might have the first perogy drive-thru in the world, Ontario restaurant threatened by lawsuit by man not wearing mask, Workers form a human chain at No Frills to strike over low wages, This is how health officials recommend Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, The secret to Halifax donair according to the Nova Scotia restaurant that perfected it, Sign up for our free email newsletter. Alberta's remaining Red Robin locations are slated to close on December 8. We encountered an issue signing you up. The Red Robin restaurant at 137 Avenue ant 50 Street is seen in Edmonton on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Doesn't Red Robin know Alberta has lower taxes than BC?

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Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. The move will leave no more locations in Alberta after one restaurant at 104 Avenue and 112 Street closed earlier this year. Load

"The closures are part of a reassessment of Red Robin's real estate portfolio — one of the strategic priorities that Red Robin had previously announced," company spokesperson Kevin Caulfield said in an email. Employees were told by their local management team during a meeting Sunday morning, he said. ", Red Robin communications director Kevin Caulfield told Global News that the decision was made after a "reassessment of Red Robin's real estate portfolio. In fact, its dine-in traffic for the year was down 4.2 percent. They've been put in a very difficult situation. THEY'RE CLOSING ALL ALBERTA RED ROBINS NOOOOOOOOOOUHCHCYFFYGFFKV FUCK IM GONNA MISS RED ROBIN, "This news isn't shocking but I'm nostalgically sad," wrote one on Twitter. But when you cut wages and make hundreds of thousands others afraid for their jobs and wages, businesses like restaurants suffer.

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews will be closing its five Alberta restaurants — all located in the Edmonton area —by Dec. 8, employees were told over the weekend. Report Inaccuracy American burger chain Red Robin is closing locations in Canada and fans are crushed The American fast food chain Red Robin is shuttering all five of its Edmonton locations according to a company representative, resulting in the loss of some 300 jobs. According to the company, Red Robin restaurants are being closed across the province in December. It'll also result in the loss of some damn good hamburgers, by the sounds of it.

Each location employs about 60 people, Caulfield said. Most staff members have decided to work their remaining eight weeks, the supervisor added, as a show of support for their management team. Red Robin to shut down all five Edmonton locations in December. © 2020 Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. The American fast food chain Red Robin is shuttering all five of its Edmonton locations according to a company representative, resulting in the loss of some 300 jobs. Losing their jobs right before the holiday season is another blow, he said. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. is closing 10 underperforming restaurants as it works on a turnaround at the casual-dining brand, the interim CEO said Thursday. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. It's almost like lowering tax rates doesn't in fact create jobs?" “The closures are part of a reassessment of Red Robin’s real estate portfolio — one of the strategic priorities that Red Robin had previously announced,” said Red Robin communications director Kevin Caulfield in an email Monday. "It was really sad," he said. The Red Robin restaurant at 137 Avenue ant 50 Street is seen in Edmonton on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. "It's a big family.

"The feeling around the room was that we just got cheated from corporate. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. The hospitality industry has never been so fierce. Read more about cookies here. "There were a lot of people that were crying.". "They wanted to stick it through the end together," he said. According to the company, Red Robin restaurants are … They had great burgers and fries. quipped another, tagging Premier Jason Kenny's Conservative government. ", Audience Relations, CBC P.O. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. https://t.co/Am6fIYi00e. By continuing to use our site, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Every time. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. The remaining 12 Canadian Red Robin locations, all in B.C., will not be affected. tap here to see other videos from our team. ", I’m going to have to leave Alberta to get the Red Robin’s Whipped Cheesecake. Everybody wants to be there for each other.". People seem as sad for the loss of jobs as they are for the loss of bottomless french fries. Local fans are crushed by the news of the Colorad0-based chain's impending departure. Sign up to receive daily headline news from the Edmonton Journal, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. Join the mailing list to receive daily email updates. We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

CBC agreed not to identify the man, who fears reprisal for speaking publicly. My family loves this place.

Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Join the conversation We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Red Robin burger chain to close all 5 Alberta locations, Jobs will be top Alberta issue for 'decades to come,' economist says, Restaurant owner vows to keep paying youth $15 an hour despite minimum wage change, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Staff were disheartened to hear the news, said a supervisor from one of the locations. The next issue of Edmonton Journal Headline News will soon be in your inbox. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. You can unsubscribe anytime or. "They should have let us know a lot sooner," he said, adding that staff don't know if they qualify for severance pay.

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